Welcome to my training report for the two weeks commencing 2nd and 9th February 2015. Part of a series of weekly reports, briefly summarising my training during that week and plans for the following week. You will find the vast majority of my workouts published through my Strava, Runkeeper and Movescount accounts. Where applicable I have provided direct links to specific workouts on Strava below, should you wish to see more detail on them. OK so lets get into it…
Last two weeks (commencing 2nd February 2015)
As you would expect, the focus has been 100% on recovery in the last couple of week since the The Peddars Way Ultra Marathon. As outlined in my race report, my legs and quads in particular were pretty sore after the race and it wasn’t until the Wednesday evening that I felt up to sneaking into the hotel gym and spending an hour on the cross trainer, bike and in the pool. My legs were still pretty tired, so I left it a full 8 days before I tried to run, finally heading out on Sunday 8th for an easy run.
After a slow start my running has come on quite quickly, back up to just over 50km running last week. I still have some odd aches and pains, pointing to my quad issues possibly being as a result of another underlying issue. I have a physio appointment scheduled for this week to try and pin point this a little further and hopefully get me set for my next block of training
Assume it was mostly rest for the majority of the first week, so we’ll pick up the story from my first run back after the race.
Sunday 8th Feb
No run streak over, Ely!
Clyde Tunnel Run, Glasgow
Leith runaround, Edinburgh
City hill run, Edinburgh
Misty run by feel, Ely
Focussing on the last seven days, there was 4 hours and 34 minutes of training, with a TSS of 494.0 and total distance of 54.5km broken down as follows:
- Run: 54.5km in 4h 34m
- Cycle: None
- Swim: None
- Core work: None
Plan for next week (commencing 16th February 2015)
I am feeling pretty well recovered from The Peddars Way now, so will continue to look to build the run mileage back up and also seek some professional advice on the quad issues and other aches and pains that are lingering on. I am on holiday for part of this week and its also my birthday, so am sure I will take the opportunity to get some nice long runs in.
I have a loose plan but will be happy to flex it around family commitments and how my body feels. At the moment it looks as follows:
- Lunchtime easy run
- Evening core session
- Birthday trail run, probably around 30km
- Rest day, with just a short core session in the morning
- One hour easy run
- Full core session
- Long morning trail run of 20-30km
So that’s the plan! Feel free to follow my progress through my Strava, Runkeeper or Movescount accounts. Will be back next week with an update on how it went and plan for the next training block.